As it has done in previous holiday seasons, Google today began tracking Santa's journey on the web, mobile web for iOS, as well as on Android mobile and Android TV. With the tool, you can easily track Santa's trip as he delivers presents around the world in real time, including an estimated arrival time for your specific area. This marks Google's thirteenth year of tracking Santa's journey.

To start tracking, open a web browsing app on your iPhone or iPad (Safari and Chrome support the mobile optimized tracker), and then visit the official website for Google Santa Tracker. On both mobile and desktop, the site will show you a live map of Santa's location, his next stop, a live video feed of his trip, and an estimated arrival time for your area.

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If you scroll down you can see pictures of the places he's already visited, more details about these locations, a live count of the gifts he's delivered, and more. Google last year added these features into its main Google Maps app for iOS, but as of writing the Santa tracker does not appear to be in the iOS app this year.

Of course, there are plenty of other Santa tracking services and apps on the App Store, including NORAD Tracks Santa Claus [Direct Link]. NORAD's Santa tracking app is mainly a countdown timer that links you out to the mobile web when you want to start tracking the journey.

Similar to Google, NORAD details where Santa was last seen, where he's heading to next, and how many gifts he's delivered. You can also interact with a 360-degree video feed of Santa's sleigh as he makes his journey around the Earth. If you're on Mac or other desktop computers, you can visit NORAD's full Santa tracking website right here.

At the time of writing, Santa was last seen over the Andaman Sea and heading to Thailand.

Top Rated Comments

earthTOmitchel Avatar
81 months ago
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! :)
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Porco Avatar
81 months ago
This explains why Rudolph has a red nose - it's to signify he has a built-in cell connection/GPS for tracking purposes. The other reindeer are wi-fi only.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RowellE Avatar
81 months ago
Kids these days are so lucky to have stuff like this. I wish there was something like this when I was a kid.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avieshek Avatar
81 months ago
Even from India, there’s something magical about Santa Claus. It’s beautiful to believe. Merry Christmas Everyone!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
corebeliefs Avatar
81 months ago
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! :)
Thanks for an informative, entertaining 2017!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
UL2RA Avatar
81 months ago
Theres no Santa Clause in Germany so this counter is wrong. Sent from my gift :D
There is a Santa Claus though.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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